Overview

OVERVIEW

The climate emergency is here. The world as we know it is running out of time and the window for small, incremental action has closed. Instead, we need an emergency-level response to avert climate catastrophe—and leaders with the courage and mandate to take bold action. Our critical window of opportunity to sound the alarm is ever-narrowing and the time to act is now.

ACE’s mission is to educate, inspire and support young people to lead the fight for their future. We achieve our mission by reaching tens of millions of young people with our programs each year, training a new generation of leaders, amplifying youth voices to shift the narrative, and increasing diverse youth participation in our democracy.

Our staff and board members are dynamic, diverse and talented, and our team is currently growing to meet this critical moment of opportunity.

 JOB SUMMARY

ACE is seeking Canvass Directors  to direct Voter Registration efforts and provide general oversight to non-partisan voter registration and GOTV initiatives.

The Canvass Director will work to advance the programmatic and strategic growth of the Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE) through implementing ACE’s 501(c)(3) nonpartisan civic engagement program in key priority areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Achieve daily voter registration goals and monitor the voter registration card rate.
  • Work with our field team to find and secure quality high traffic site locations for voter registration including cultural events, local business partnerships, schools and other related sites where BIPOC communities.
  • Support partners and vendors in tracking progress to goal
  • Recruit contracted field canvassers and provide orientation of voter registration program.
  • Work with Quality Control staff to ensure high quality voter registrations

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years experience in civic engagement field organizing—particularly in paid canvass directing and/or voter registration, and experience leading civic engagement work, including direct voter contact
  • Experience in advocacy work, youth engagement or youth development, preferably with a climate or other social justice focus
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and creativity
  • Works well under pressure and is extremely goal orientated
  • Solution mindset to reach weekly voter registration goals
  • Must have proof of COVID19 vaccinations including booster
  • Are goal-driven and goal oriented.

POSITION DETAILS

  • Annual salary range: $60,000-72,000, commensurate with experience
  • Temporary: April-November,  Full Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Location: WI, Milwaukee County
    Locations also hiring soon:
    MN:Hennepin County
    NC:Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston Counties
    PA:Allegheny, Erie, Delaware Counties
    GA: Cobb County

Deeply integrated throughout this work is an underlying commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Specifically, as it relates to this role includes engaging in discussion with the Development team around decolonizing wealth, and ensuring donor acknowledgement policies are effectively and equitably applied across donors of all levels.

This description reflects ACE’s assignment of essential functions, it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. ACE retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position at any time. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.